1963 Australian Drivers' Championship

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The 1963 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of Formula Libre cars with the championship winner awarded the 1963 CAMS Gold Star. The title was contested over a six round series:

Championship points were awarded on a 12-7-5-3-2-1 basis at each round to the top six Australians licence holders. Race placings gained by drivers who were not Australian lincence holders were disregarded by CAMS when determining placings for points allocation. Each driver could retain points only from the Australian Grand Prix plus his/her best four performances from the other five rounds.

Results[edit]

Position Driver Car Entrant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 Bib Stillwell Repco Brabham Climax B.S. Stilwell 5 12 12 5 7 (3) 41
2 John Youl Cooper Climax John Youl - - 7 7 12 12 38
3 David McKay Repco Brabham Scuderia Veloce 7 7 - 3 1 7 25
4 Jack Brabham Repco Brabham BT4 Climax 12 - - - - - 12
Lex Davison Cooper Climax Ecurie Australie - - - 12 - - 12
6 Bill Patterson Cooper Climax - - 5 - - 5 10
7 Frank Matich Elfin Ford 3 5 - - - - 8
8 Wally Mitchell MRD Brabham East Burwood Car Sales - - - - 5 - 5
9 Glyn Scott Lotus 20 - 3 - - - - 3
Peter Boyd-Squires Cooper Climax - - 3 - - - 3
Greg Cusack Repco Brabham & Elfin Ford - - - 1 - 2 3
Pat Hawthorn Aston Martin Clayleigh Service Station - - - - 3 - 3
 ? Leo Geoghegan Lotus 20B Ford 2 - - - - - 2
 ? Granton Harrison Elfin 1500 Autocourse Elfin - - - - 2 - 2
 ? Bob Holden Lynx Peugeot 1 - - - - - 1
 ? Ken Milburn Lotus 20 Ford - - - - - 1 1

Note:

  • Round 1: Of the 11 finishers, 2nd placed John Surtees, 3rd placed Bruce McLaren, 6th placed Graham Hill & 7th placed Tony Shelley were not eligible to score points
  • Round 2: Of the 7 known finishers, 1st placed John Surtees, 2nd placed Graham Hill, 4th placed Chris Amon & 6th placed Jim Palmer were not eligible to score points.
  • Round 3: Of the 8 known finishers, 1st placed Bruce McLaren, 4th placed Jim Palmer, 6th placed Tony Maggs & 4th placed Chris Amon were not eligible to score points.
  • Round 4: The 5th placed driver is not known, hence the 2 points awarded for this placing are not shown in the above table.

References[edit]

  • Australian Motor Manual, February 1964
  • Australian Motor Sports, March 1963
  • Modern Motor, December 1963
  • Modern Motor, February 1964
  • Modern Motor, November 1963
  • Official Souvenir Programme, Mallala Motor Races, Monday, 14 October 1963
  • Racing Car News, August 1972 (Gold Star Supplement)
  • Racing Car News, January 1964
  • Sports Car World, April 1963
  • The Age, Monday, 15 September 1963
  • The Mercury, Tuesday, 5 March 1963
  • The official 50 race history of the Australian Grand Prix, © 1986
  • www.camsmanual.com.au